Manchester City 1-2 Leeds United - as it happened: Marcelo Bielsa masterminds stunning Etihad win with 10 men
Leeds United travel to Manchester City in Premier League action on Saturday lunchtime - follow every kick live below.
Marcelo Bielsa's side travel to take on champions-elect Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime.
The Whites are 11th in the standings ahead of kick-off and are enjoying and impressive first Premier League campaign after 16 years away.
City, meanwhile, sit top and are 14 points clear needing just three wins and a draw to claim the top flight crown.
Follow all the latest pre-match build-up, in-game updates and post-match reaction below:
Manchester City 1-2 Leeds United (FT) - LIVE BLOG
Last updated: Saturday, 10 April, 2021, 12:13
It’s an early start this afternoon for Leeds United as they travel to face Manchester City at the Etihad stadium.
Stay tuned right here, as we bring you all the latest.
Early team news ahead of kick-off
Leeds United will be without loanee Jack Harrison this afternoon due to Premier League rules.
Harrison is spending his third season on loan at the Whites and is ineligible to face his parent club over the Pennines.
Marcelo Bielsa has no other new injury concerns with just long-term absentee Adam Forshaw (hip) remaining unavailable.
Pep Guardiola received a clean bill of health for his squad ahead of today’s clash.
City came through their midweek Champions League first leg meeting with Borussia Dortmund unscathed.
Predicted Leeds United line-up
YEP XI: Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Dallas; Phillips; Klich, Roberts, Raphinha, Costa; Bamford.
Pep Guardiola on Leeds
“I’m pretty sure they deserved completely what they got so far. I admire a lot of things they do, especially how they behave on the pitch,” Guardiola said.
“It doesn’t matter the opponent or the competition, it is a completely different game to what we have played so far because they demand you to do something that you’re not used to.
“At the same time it is a challenge because we are so close - we need three wins and one draw (to be champions) - and when you play at home it is another opportunity. It is between important games against Dortmund but it is what we have to do.”
Marcelo Bielsa on Man City
“The team will be subject to a big, big test against the leaders Manchester City and we will see how the team has evolved,” Bielsa said.
“I prefer to not anticipated how the team has evolved and wait until the match has been played.
“Teams like Manchester City are prepared to play two times a week and to play in different competitions. To play in a team like this is not just enough to be good, you have be able to maintain that competitive spirit every three days.”
Leeds have arrived
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Leeds United are in the building
LEEDS UNITED TEAM NEWS
MAN CITY TEAM NEWS
One Leeds change, City make seven
Just the one enforced change for Leeds United this afternoon as loanee Jack Harrison drops out for Helder Costa.
Rodrigo is also missing with a minor knock and Joe Gelhardt comes onto the bench in his place. Pep Guardiola has made seven changes for the hosts.
Man City XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Ake, Mendy, Fernandinho (C), Zinchenko, Bernardo, Torres, Sterling, Jesus. Subs: Steffen, Walker, Dias, Gundogan, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Garcia.
Leeds United XI: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Alioski, Phillips, Dallas, Raphinha, Costa, Roberts, Bamford. Subs: Casilla, Koch, Berardi, Struijk, Shackleton, Klich, Poveda, Hernandez, Gelhardt.
Team news in full
Luke Ayling ahead of kick-off
Pep on Bielsa ahead of kick-off
“Honesty. He doesn’t say anything for the gallery or for the media. His teams are always for the spectators - it doesn’t matter if it’s in the fourth division or against Bayern Munich. He is a present.”